Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

The last day of 2011, Hogmanay, New Year’s Eve

This has been a strange year. Ordinary people have had their lives filled with terror, dreams have been stifled and snuffed out. Many have lost their livelihoods or their homes or both. The price of essential items has been rising week after week. Natural disasters have swirled around the world and millions have endured the pain in their wake. I do hope that 2012 will be a kinder, safer and happier year for us all.

In the meantime, here is a little to help celebrate the end of the year and the start of what is to come . . .

    • Happy New Year Everyone!
For those who have someone serving abroad.

A little bit of fun.

Unusual firework display .. to start 2012!

Christmas 2011

My favourite cartoon of this Christmas was sent to me in an email ..



Google’s Christmas Surprise this year: type ‘LET IT SNOW’ in the Google search bar and enjoy!

Wicked weapons

A few weeks ago my cat was attacked. I didn’t see it. The first I knew that something was wrong is when her little face swelled up like a balloon. I held her close and carefully ran my fingers softly through her cheek, for it was a one-sided balloon. I could find nothing. At first I thought that she must have inadvertently caught her cheek with her back paw whilst having a little scratch. The swelling didn’t appear to hurt her. So I waited fully expecting her cheek to return back to normal. The swelling remained and so off we went to the Vet’s surgery. The poor little puss had developed an abscess through a fine scratch that had ripped through the cheek. The abscess was both inside the mouth as well as outside on the cheek.

How wonderful are antibiotics? How marvellous are analgesics? What a difference they make when you are ill …. whether you are a human being or an animal these two things often transform the outcome of infection and illness. How grateful am I that they were both available to my little furry friend!

Cat tales

Here are two lovely videos of cats. One shows a mother gently hugging her kitten who appears to be having a very active dream. The other is a wonderful cat who tells his owner most definitely ‘No!’ Enjoy!!!!

There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love!
A cat that knows its own mind … with a definite ‘no!’

Fairy joke

The weather has been so unusual that when I looked out onto the front lawn I wasn’t phased one little bit by a clump of daisies brightly bobbing in the grass. Upon closer inspection the pretty little daisies were in fact frilly toadstools! What a joke that lovely flowers were, in fact, a fairy ring!






    • Rain, the juice of all life …. click down below and – listen to it, celebrate it, enjoy it: